Kesté Isn't Opening a Pizzeria on the Upper West Side. Yet.

Our Man Sietsema called Kesté's margherita "an enduring thing of beauty."
Our Man Sietsema called Kesté's margherita "an enduring thing of beauty."
Robert Sietsema

Some disappointing news for Neapolitan pizza freaks on the Upper West Side: it looks like Kesté won't be opening a pizzeria there after all. At least not anytime soon.

Earlier today, word surfaced that the Bleecker Street pizzeria would be opening a "secret" location on the Upper West Side this summer. Which, as far as Neapolitan pizza expansions go, makes sense: there's not a great deal of competition up there.

But apparently, it doesn't make sense to Kesté's owners: according to one of the restaurant's staff members, there are no plans to open a second location: "It is not true," the staffer said about the rumor. "We are not ready yet." Yet. So it still might happen one day? he was asked. "Exactly."

Oh well. Dare to dream.


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